BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police responding to a domestic situation found themselves in a standoff with an alleged armed suspect Monday morning.
The Baton Rouge Police Department said it happened at a home near Carleton Drive and Fairfields Avenue.
Authorities said they have been working a domestic dispute since around 2:30 a.m.
Officers said a fight between the suspect and his girlfriend began at the home.
They reported she was able to escape and call police.
They said the woman told them the man beat her and ripped her clothes off.
When police arrived, they learned the man was allegedly still in the home with guns.
People on the scene said the man may have taken some members of his family hostage, but that information has not been confirmed by officials.
A news crew reported flash bombs were fired into the home before police went inside around 7:20 a.m.
Officers are searching the home for the man.
Police added the unidentified suspect has a felony warrant out for his arrest. Image: http://wafb.images.worldnow.com/images/14980876_BG1.jpg
This post was edited on 6/27 at 8:24 am